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Modular interior walls with
appropriate power connections
built in allow you to rearrange
your living space to suit your
immediate need/mood. Bath and
kitchen spaces must remain
stationary due to the difficulty
of modular plumbing and venting.
Having a party? Living/dining
room too small?
Pull down a couple walls, store
them in the garage/basement/attic
and open the place up!
Expecting? Create a nursery in
less than an hour.
Need storage? Make a closet!
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||I love this idea. Such an invention would have completely transformed my childhood (I was one of eight people living in a six-room house -- bathroom included in the six). Imagine: more than a drawer to myself; fewer fights with siblings; the ability to write in my diary, change clothes, or cry, unobserved.
||Go forth, phoenix, and change the world with your fantastic idea. I regret that I have but one half-croissant to cast in favor of it.
||Art galleries do this alot. Big walls on wheels for more hanging space.
||Walls on wheels (hidden
casters) is what I had in mind
as I don't think I'd care to
have tracks visible. This also
allows the walls to be
added/removed rather than just
||Also handy if you happen to run out of paper in the bathroom...<grin> <Don't get me wrong, I like the shoji screens...just couldn't let a feed line go hungry.>
||Hotels use things called 'air-walls' that hang from tracks in the ceiling and lock together when in place. No tracks on the floor, and they store in niches in the walls.
||Baked in my loft in Brooklyn. Walls on wheels allow us to reconfigure the space depending on what we're doing with it.
||i think the japanese would say "told ya so".
||I'd like a house where all the internal walls were the kind
of moveable walls which libraries and archives use to save
storage space - i.e. enormous racks of shelves, probably
weighing several tons each.
||Real architects do this sort of thing. Look at some back issues of Fine Homebuilding magazine for more examples of good design and shameless over-consumption.
||Combine this with the inflatable house idea and you have inflatable walls! when you dont need them, deflate and put in the closet.